Toxic Masculinity

To be a normal woman you need normal men around you.

Livia, I, Claudius


News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:


U.S.—As society becomes increasingly dominated by nerds, hipsters, and computer programmers, people have fixated on what they think is our biggest problem: masculinity.

“It’s just toxic and causes nothing but problems,” said Elisha Mcewen, a vegan activist and no threat whatsoever to spiders or tight jar lids. “I was sharing my feelings on masculinity with other men in my drum circle, and we all agreed that if we ever encountered masculinity, we would run far away.”

Masculinity is said to have in the past been the cause of such things as violence, war, bullying, defeating the Nazis, carving society out of untamed wilderness, and landing men on the moon, but now masculinity is being driven out of society to make sure nothing like those things ever happens again. However, there are reports that masculinity still lurks out there, which is a source of anxiety to modern men and causes them to have upset tummies.

“I am just so worried that somewhere out there someone is still knowingly producing testosterone,” said Wyatt Lockhart, a Twitch streamer who had never thrown a punch outside of a video game. “I constantly have to find a safe place to calm down just thinking about it.”

Go here to read the rest.   A sign of a truly fouled up society is when it gets the most basic things about life wrong.  The contemporary project of attempting to turn men into bad imitation women and women into bad imitation men is one major aspect of this.  Nature of course always wins in the end, and thus we have an abundance of lost and neurotic men and women who are deeply unhappy and who frequently behave atrociously, especially to members of the opposite sex.  A century ago the world had more than enough problems, but mass confusion as to how to be a man and how to be a woman was not among them.

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  1. These politically correct bozos will get straightened out real fast by Islam. No question there who is who and nobody picks a fight with them.

  2. Sobieski: Hey, Kara Mustafa
    Mustafa; Hey, Jan III
    Sobieski: Vienna
    Mustafa: I don’t get it.
    Sobieski: Exactly.

    I like to laugh at skinny bearded soyboys while I enjoy golubki and vodka.

  3. Men and women have signature problems in living. My own guess is that the education of women at all ages prior to 1970 tended to attempt to equip them with strategies for coping with problems which are individual and inward. After 1970, they tended to encourage women to recriminate and assume a change in circumstance would resolve problems which derive from their state in life or from the human condition. The results aren’t pretty.

    Growing into manhood is challenging, and people got the idea in their heads that the distress of people doing it badly meant we should redefine the goal. (An early example of this sort of propaganda was the play Tea and Sympathy).

    Of course, every society gets sex wrong, including America in 1948, and does so because we are imperfect human beings. But there’s closer and farther from the target.

  4. Seen at Instapundit: “The Need Of Neurotics To Feel Important.”

    Art Deco,

    Regarding setting examples.

    Seen on Instapundit. “There are certain men born in this World, and their supposed to die setting an example for the rest of the weak bastards they’re surrounded with.” I give you Col. Rick Rescorla.

    En fin, women in politics are many of the reasons they cannot have our guns. My anecdotal experience with women: they want to emote/whine about problems but they wax bat-wing crazy if one posits solutions.

  5. En fin, women in politics are many of the reasons they cannot have our guns. My anecdotal experience with women: they want to emote/whine about problems but they wax bat-wing crazy if one posits solutions.

    The problem, I think, is that some subjects sit rather ill with the set of pigeon-holes women tend to have in their heads. It varies from person-to-person. I knew one lady who was a Seven Sisters graduate at a time when any kind of tertiary degree was unusual. She read the paper religiously, but relied on the help of her son (a Naval officer and engineer) to help her fill out her absentee ballot. She had no intellectual deficits, was an avid consumer of literature in her younger years (books books books in that house), and a homicidal bridge player. She’d also spent decades married to a federal civil servant who was a news junkie; his family had once been big pinecones in Tennessee politics. But public affairs didn’t compute for her very well. Her daughter-in-law managed satisfactorily, but her daughter (also a Seven Sisters graduate) flailed about attempting to process that realm of experience. I can introduce you to a women whose possessions include one of those decorative keys with the funny Greek letters on them, with decades of work in computer programming behind her. No, you won’t get a coherent discussion of public affairs out of her.

    Our friend Dale Price once recycled a list of things one husband wished his wife to know. One was, “We only see in 16 colors. We have no idea what ‘mauve’ is”. Analogous problem.

    John Lott has published some work on the systemic differences between men and women in their approach to public affairs, with an eye to delineating effects on policy. His wife didn’t want him to publish one of these papers, figuring his prospects in academe were dim enough already. Lady politicians run the gamut, but the means and standard deviations aren’t the same.

  6. @Art Deco: Quote I recently found that seems quite apt.

    “Tradition is a set of solutions for which we have forgotten the problems. Throw away the solution and you get the problem back.”

  7. What’s that Chesterton line, something about right about what’s wrong but wrong about what’s right?

    There is a toxic masculinity problem. It’s from all the feral boys hanging around. But those guys are scary to attack, so they attack…well raised guys.
    Like spitting on soldiers or cops because it’s not like they’ll kick your rump, right?

    Don’t get me started on the deformed females who internalized that being a cad is how one should behave. Shudder

  8. From the nosebleed section:
    Different authors are attributed to this saying; If you don’t take a stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.

    I wondered if the great disconnect between God and those who have decided to be God, have ushered in this bewilderment. We had 21 MEN at Holy League last Thursday night. 6:30 pm to 10pm. That’s incredible in my opinion.
    Men who see this culture trying to flip morals around…good is bad/bad is good.

    My guess is that men and women have lost their compass due to fashion.
    God is nothing more than a topic to be avoided. Hence the Mickey Mouse ears most folks have adopted as identity.

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